The League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue) is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, organized and outgoing individual with a background in environmental education to help create an informed and engaged community that supports the League’s priority goals and issues. To achieve this, the community engagement associate will work as part of a team with the community engagement manager (CEM).
RESPONSIBILITIESThe Keep Tahoe Blue team is looking for someone who can provide seamless oral and written work to a wide variety of audiences and can work independently with little supervision. Your primary responsibilities will include implementing the Keep Tahoe Blue Schools program, managing the Keep Tahoe Blue sticker program, coordinating League-hosted events, engaging Tahoe’s diverse community, participating in key community events, as well as event tracking and reporting. You will represent the League at public presentations, regional education working groups, community events and other projects as needed.
Keep Tahoe Blue Schools programEducating within Lake Tahoe schools and beyond, from kindergarten through high school, about the impacts threatening Lake Tahoe and teaching how being a part of the solution is vital for the health of Lake Tahoe for future generations. You’ll bring your creative mind to the table during our Blue Schools program by educating youth on subjects including the watershed, impacts of stormwater runoff, aquatic invasive species and litter. This fun and unique program also requires a great deal of attention to detail and organizational skills. You’ll be responsible for keeping active records, for reporting and grant purposes, and staying up to date on the most current and age-appropriate curriculum based on League priorities and projects. In addition to working with teachers and students, you’ll be the League’s representative at monthly education coalition committee meetings in the North and South Shore. This program is always evolving and expanding so adaptability and flexibility is essential to help meet the League’s goals and mission.
Keep Tahoe Blue sticker programSince the inception of the iconic Keep Tahoe Blue motto, the League has given out more than 4 million stickers. The League hosts stickers and donation boxes at businesses around Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Reno. The monies raised from the sticker program helps fund the League’s educational programs. You will manage this program by keeping an active roster of participating businesses, visit each business on a monthly basis to restock stickers, collect donations and inform the businesses about upcoming events and League initiatives. Management of the program includes accurately counting donations brought in through the program and managing a core volunteer based out of Reno.
Community engagement events and outreachYou will support the CEM in scheduling, coordinating and executing exciting events. These include beach and community cleanups, Stewards of Stormwater - storm drain markings, movie screenings, community event tabling and Tahoe Forest Stewardship Days (our oldest volunteer event, having just celebrated its 20th year). We look to engage all communities and you will help to expand our work with diverse communities in the area by providing education and opportunities to learn about the League and issues facing Lake Tahoe. You will professionally respond to inquiries received through the website, ed center and community engagement events, and you must be able to communicate confidently and clearly, sometimes around potentially controversial issues. As with all of our programs, data tracking and regular reporting is an essential part of this position to ensure that our directors have the information they need to report successes to our donors and the community throughout the year.
We are the League core volunteer programOur volunteers are one of our most valuable resources, helping the League meet our mission and goals and helping complete our team. In 2014, the League founded our We are the League core volunteer program. We are the League is a group of core volunteers who are dedicated leaders of our outreach team. You will work very closely with our core volunteers, recognizing their work, tracking the number of hours volunteered and celebrating their dedication to help Keep Tahoe Blue, in order to support their active engagement.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) in ecology, environmental studies, education, marketing or other applicable field
- One to three years of experience in environmental education, outreach or related field
- Familiarity with Lake Tahoe environment and issues
- Exceptional public speaking, presentation and writing skills
- Excellent phone manner and customer service
- Proficiency in social media applications (including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
- Detail-oriented with a high degree of reliability in managing data and records using Microsoft Excel and/or Google spreadsheets
- Flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed
- Ability to set appropriate priorities, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects and relationships simultaneously
- Ability to work effectively with teams and diverse individuals
- Ability and willingness to work outside and in occasional bad weather
- Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required
Organization specific requirements
- Employees are required to have a vehicle that is in good working order, and will be required to show proof of current valid driving licenses, vehicle registration, and current effective insurance coverage on or before the first day of employment. As a condition of employment, an employee must carry, at their own expense, the minimum automobile insurance coverage for property damage and public liability. The employee’s vehicle should be well maintained; able to function in any and all weather conditions, including heavy snow; and must be dependable for trips to and around the Lake Tahoe Basin, Bay Area, Reno and Sacramento.
- Ability to transport outreach materials that include, but are not limited to, an EZ- Up, folding tables, large box, prize wheel and volunteer event supplies. If an employee does not have such a vehicle they may rent one at their own expense.
- Proficient with Windows and Microsoft Office applications, familiarity with Google Apps preferred
- Ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time, bend, stoop, carry and lift up to 25 pounds
- Attend weekly staff meetings, staff retreats and activities
- Attendance at annual benefit, annual meeting, Summer Kickoff, July 5 cleanup and Tahoe Forest Stewardship Day events
- Maintain skill level through reading and trainings. Attend trainings as required.
- Share in office cleaning and chores
- Other duties as required
The community engagement associate is a full-time hourly position based at our headquarters in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Our regular business hours are from 9 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday. Due to the nature of the position, you will be working in the office and the field with flexibility in scheduling work hours around community engagement events and program requirements.
We offer health and dental benefits, vacation time after the 90-day probationary period, sick time, employer retirement matching after two years of employment, and an eco-conscious office environment and a fun and highly motivated team dedicated to protecting Lake Tahoe.
Pay range $14-$16 per hour.
SUPERVISIONReports to: Community Engagement Manager
APPLYIf this sounds like the job for you, send us a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Tell us why you’re the best fit for the position and for the League.